Brandweek Names's Mandy Ginsberg a 2009 Marketer of the Year

DALLAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- announced today that SVP and North American General Manager, Mandy Ginsberg, has been named as one of Brandweek's 2009 "Marketers of the Year." Brandweek's award honors individuals who embrace both value and values, as well as unabashed creativity in marketing. Ginsberg is profiled in this week's Brandweek print issue and online at


Ginsberg was honored for her work on's "It's Okay to Look" campaign, as well as the "Rejected by eHarmony" campaign for sister site, Brandweek noted, "After the 'Rejected' ads ran,'s awareness figures quadrupled, and the brand fostered untold numbers of, well, matches."

"If making the sale were that easy, we'd have 1,200 marketers of the year instead of just 12. Marketing is hard, especially today," said Brandweek Editor-in-Chief Todd Wasserman. "The Brandweek Marketers of the Year consistently make new rules and then break them, reinventing the best way to connect with consumers and make a product resonate. We applaud their efforts and congratulate them."

"We're extremely proud that Mandy and her team at are being recognized with this prestigious honor," said CEO, Greg Blatt. " has seen significant growth in what has been a very difficult economic climate and much of this success can be attributed to Mandy's unwavering dedication and creativity. We congratulate her as well as all of the other nominees."

Brandweek's Marketer of the Year Awards are presented to an outstanding list of marketers selected by a panel of Brandweek editors. All candidates are scored by merit and marketplace efforts that not only speak for themselves in terms of brand performance and sales, but can be traced back to individuals. Video interviews with winning marketers can be found at

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